Letter Sent by Lawmakers Inviting DOI Director Back to Craig

department-of-interiorA letter signed by several Western legislators has been sent to Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, inviting her back to Craig. The legislators would like to see Jewell hold a public meeting in Craig, to explain what she is doing to help residents of Northwest Colorado regarding the ColoWyo decision. The letter briefly goes over what has happened so far, and what is being done to remedy the situation. The lawmakers urge the director to make a visit to show that a high level of attention is being paid to the situation. The letter was signed by Colorado Congressmen Scott Tipton, Ken Buck, Mike Coffman, and Ed Perlmutter, along with Wyoming Congresswoman Cynthia Lummis, New Mexico Congressman Steve Pearce, and Nebraska Congressman Adrian Smith. Last night, the state’s Air Quality Control Commission, meeting at the Moffat County Fairgrounds Pavillion, heard from residents about the importance of energy to the area. County Natural Resources Director Jeff Comstock backed up those sentiments with facts and figures relating to the industry’s economical importance. The Commission is in Craig this week for their summer retreat.

Full letter from lawmakers

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